Definitions for fibulaˈfɪb yə lə; -ˌli

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fib•u•laˈfɪb yə lə; -ˌli(n.)(pl.)-lae; -las.

  1. the outer and thinner of the two bones extending from the knee to the ankle in primates.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. a corresponding bone of the leg or hind leg of other vertebrates, often rudimentary or ankylosed with the tibia.

    Category: Zoology

  3. a clasp or brooch, often ornamented, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

    Category: Jewelry

Origin of fibula:

1665–75; < NL; L fībula bolt, pin, clasp

fib′u•lar(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fibula, calf bone(noun)

    the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

Wiktionary

  1. fibula(Noun)

    The smaller of the two bones in the lower leg, the calf bone.

  2. fibula(Noun)

    An ancient kind of brooch used to hold clothing together, similar in function to the modern safety pin.

  3. Origin: From fibula.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fibula(noun)

    a brooch, clasp, or buckle

  2. Fibula(noun)

    the outer and usually the smaller of the two bones of the leg, or hind limb, below the knee

  3. Fibula(noun)

    a needle for sewing up wounds

Freebase

  1. Fibula

    The fibula or calf bone is a leg bone located on the lateral side of the tibia, with which it is connected above and below. It is the smaller of the two bones, and, in proportion to its length, the slenderest of all the long bones. Its upper extremity is small, placed toward the back of the head of the tibia, below the level of the knee joint, and excluded from the formation of this joint. Its lower extremity inclines a little forward, so as to be on a plane anterior to that of the upper end; it projects below the tibia, and forms the lateral part of the ankle joint.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fibula

    The bone of the lower leg lateral to and smaller than the tibia. In proportion to its length, it is the most slender of the long bones.

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